Now What? Putting Purpose into Action

Recently, I was connected with an experienced nonprofit leader whose career trajectory had led her to higher education and international study abroad programs. But now she had children of her own, and wanted to do work closer to home focused on K-12 education and wasn’t quite sure how to find local opportunities that matched her new interest. We spent a lot of time talking about the ways she could participate in local education initiatives, volunteer her time for nonprofit organizations in her town, and network with leaders in her community to better understand the landscape of roles and organizations connected to her new interest.

Read More

How to Ace that Initial Phone Screen

I spend a significant amount of time screening candidates.  I love getting to know people and finding out why they are interested in a particular organization or position.  I am often the first point of contact for a candidate during the interview process and at this stage, it is critical for candidates to be prepared.  So, with that being said, I would like to share some advice on how to ace that initial phone screen to get you to the next phase in the interview process.  

Read More

6 Resume Writing Tips to Help You Get the Job

As professional recruiters, we read hundreds of resumes a week. It is often our first impression of a candidate and given the number of resumes we review, if what we see in yours doesn’t grab us quickly, we will be tempted to put it aside and move on. The resumes that do draw us in and convince us to take a closer look are concise, compelling, well-organized and relevant. Therefore, a key part of any successful job search is creating a resume that will help you stand out in that initial quick review. 

Read More